Typhoon and other stories

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In these four stories, written between 1900 and 1902, Joseph Conrad bid gradual farewell to his adventurous life at sea and began to confront the more daunting complexities of life on land in the twentieth century. In 'Typhoon' Conrad reveals, in the steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate, the differences between instinct and intelligence in a partnership vital to human survival. 'Falk', the companion sea-story, contrasts, as Conrad once put it, 'common sentimentalism with the frank standpoint of a more or less primitive man', a man with a conscience, however, about the girl he desires. In one of the 'land-stories' Conrad explores the utter isolation of an East European emigrant in England; in the other, the plight of a woman ironically trapped by the unwitting alliance of two retired widowers - each blind in his own way.



Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780141441955

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.8 cm

  • Poids

    236 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), fils d'un aristocrate polonais déchu, fait carrière dans la marine anglaise jusqu'en 1893, puis se consacre à l'écriture. Auteur de Lord Jim et d'Au cœur des ténèbres, il devient un écrivain anglophone incontournable. Il meurt en Angleterre en 1924.

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